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S5W-19743: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 2 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government which minister (a) was responsible for producing and (b) signed-off the original contract for the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

Answered by: Michael Matheson 15 November 2018

Subject to the resolution of the legal challenges to the statutory processes for the scheme, Ministers indicated that the AWPR/B-T project would be progressed as a “non-profit distributing” (NPD) contract in the 2011 Infrastructure Investment Plan,.

Following the procurement process the contract was awarded to Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) in 2014 .

The contract is a standard form NPD model, developed under the governance of Scottish Futures Trust. Consequently, no further Ministerial approval of the documents was required.